Campus announces financial aid, admissions position appointments

The UC Berkeley Division of Student Affairs announced two new appointments in financial aid and admissions Tuesday. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande announced in an email that Rachelle Feldman was appointed assistant vice chancellor and director of financial aid and scholarships effective Jan. 1, while Anne De Luca was appointed associate vice chancellor for admissions and enrollment effective Feb. 1.De Luca began working for the campus in 2006 as deputy director for undergraduate admissions and subsequently became university registrar in 2008. She then became acting associate vice chancellor of admissions and enrollment after the September departure of former admissions director Walter Robinson to UC Davis.Le Grande said in a statement that De Luca “is a consummate professional and brings expertise and passion to the very disciplined and complex work of recruiting, enrolling and packaging students, among many other duties.”

Feldman — who became the assistant director of fiscal management in 2000 and was appointed associate director of financial aid in 2008 — helped implement the Middle Class Access Plan, which Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced in December. The program offers financial aid to middle-income students who are disproportionately impacted by tuition hikes, yet are not eligible for financial aid.

According to the email, Feldman also aided in implementing the MyFinAid online application, which tracks students financial aid in real time.

The campus has begun a search for a new director of undergraduate admissions and registrar, according to the email.

-Sam Buckland